|Thus Spake The Creator
Q: OK. Let's see if this works. Hello, RJ. Just out of
curiosity, do your predictions ( Foretellings and Min's
Viewings ) have a well, Delphic quality by accident, or
by choice ? And did you ever think of writing a copy of
The Prophecies of the Dragon ?
Q: Are Mins visions absolute foretellings or
Q: All of Min's viewing have come true except one.. does this mean she is no longer infallible? A: No, it doesn't. And actually, that's not quite true, that all of her viewings have come true but one.
Q: Mr. Jordan, I have found the prophesies in your
books very structured. Would you recomend a prospective
author structuring any prophesy in this way? And, did you
establish the main prophesies in hte series early on and
think to yourself, "Now how am I going to fulfill
Mr. Jordan, were either of the Aes Sedai seen at Rhuidean
in THE SHADOW RISING Deindre, the Aes Sedai from the
beginning of the Breaking? Is Deindre responsible for
foretelling the entire Prophecies of the Dragon? Thank
you for taking time to respond to our questions this
Was the Dark Prophecy in THE GREAT HUNT (Now the Great
Lord comes...) a real prophecy, or was it a taunt?
Q: Who was the one who is no more? The innkeeper or
the guy on the barrel?
Q: In the Great Hunt, was Lanfear present to inspire
the Dark Prophecy about "Daughter of the Night, she
Q: The Prophecies of the Dragon are a fairly sized
book. Do the prophecies of the Sea Folk, the 'Jendai
Prophecy', have a similar size, or is it much smaller?
And who or what is or was 'Jendai'?
Q: Howcome that foretelling is only for those who can
Reports from signings
On the question if it is possible to find out who is "the one who is no longer" RJ answered: "Possibly".
When did Mat Die and Live again? He said something that implied that the Die and Live again prophecy-fulfillment was the lightening incident in TFOH, and not the hanging incident in TSR. I was always sure it was the other way around. To paraphrase the Humblest Man on the Net: Who's this guy to tell me such things? He just wrote the books.
Elaida and her Foretelling: Most Foretellers' Foretellings are very vague and poetic-sounding, making it difficult to tell what, actually, WAS foretold before it actually happens. Elaida, OTOH, has very clear, definite foretellings. She says stuff like "John will die"--not much vagueness about that. (Of course, Elaida often misinterprets it.)
(Jordan noted that Mat's death by lightning and subsequent undoing of his death when Rand balefired Rahvin, fulfills a phrophecy about living, dying, and then living again.)
Some dude asked if perrin's Hawk had appeared yet. The answer: "I thought that was fairly obvious. What is the symbol of Mayene? What is the CROWN of Mayene?" i.e. Berelain, for all of you who actually doubted that.
Berelain is Perrin's hawk (seen in Min's vision). I
really don't know how anybody could have failed to make
this connection, and Jordan was similarly incredulous
when someone asked him. "What is the symbol of the
Mayene?" he intoned heavily. "And who wears
that symbol on crown, above her brow? Who is descended
from Artur Hawkwing? And who is chasing Perrin like a
bird of prey?" Those words aren't Jordan's verbatim,
but they're close.